Hey everyone! I'm new here, and I've probably read threads here many times in my search for random questions. Usually I'm able to find an answer, but not this time.
I have 2 bunnies, Stitch and Mr.Mumbles. They were both born around February. They are both males and neutered. Stitch has been neutered for about 2 months and Mumbles for about a month(little more). I got them separately, but they were introduced previously(Stitch was given to me by a friend because she was allergic and I bought Mumbles from her mother a couple months later when she was moving).
I live in an apartment. Stitch would have the living room to roam/play(he doesn't pee everywhere) and I bought one of those fence things to attach to Mumble's cage and let his area be the kitchen because it's easy cleanup for me. They were able to touch each other through the fence. Now I've gotten to the point where I can let them out together. They've never really fought, but of course this question is about dominance.
They seem to both have "different styles" of dominance if that makes sense? lol. Stitch will bow his head under Mumbles(I read that this can be a sign of him trying to tell Mumbles to groom him?) Mumbles of course is all about humping, which basically results in a lot of face humping. Everything I've read says no to face humping, so I try to stop it whenever I can. Sometimes Mumbles will just run away when Stitch starts shoving his face under him, which Stitch then runs after him with his ears back. That makes me worried, but it's never gotten violent. A few times I've looked over and Stitch is just laying there letting Mumbles hump his face(of course I stop it). When Mumbles tries to hump him the "traditional way", Stitch will usually try to hump back and make more an effort. That has caused me to separate them because they can get a little rowdy and a tad bit more aggressive.
Of course I've had them out for about an hour this morning, and I haven't seen any humping, just the bowing of Stitch's head. I usually have them out at night together, but today's my day off. Wonder if that has anything to do with it.
Is this normal? lol. I assume it is, but I haven't found anything specific to this situation. I'm rambly and there's probably way more info than needs to be in here. lol. Thanks for reading!!